Margaret Morgan Maat is a storyteller, musician and spiritual director with a message of hope, love and encouragement for spiritual seekers.
She will help you clarify your beliefs, claim your calling and chart a path to your greatest aspirations. She will move your organization to a more authentic expression of its purpose. Join Margaret in challenging conventional ideas that say we cannot do better for our people and our planet.
If you want to think intelligently about faith, spirituality and the meaning of life;
If you are open to the messages God is sending our way to guide us on this journey;
If you are on a spiritual quest, seeking resources and ideas to solve life’s biggest puzzles;
If you are ready to construct an authentic personal theology to guide your daily choices;
If you believe that organizations can thrive while embracing deeply-held values;
If you are willing to grapple with real-time issues about how we do life on this blue planet, including family, community, government, education, health care, faith communities and business;
You’ve found a safe space
for exploration, inspiration,
engagement and growth.
It Starts Here.
I will listen your soul back into the land of the living and help you figure out how you’re going to explain to God how you got that ugly brown stain on your pretty new white blouse because the directions for how to get to heaven are obviously not as clear as the preacher told you they would be. And that you might be willing to forgive him, but not before you’ve given him a good piece of your mind.
I will tell you stories and weave you songs that will make you want God so bad, you’ll leave your big job in the big office on the twelfth floor of that big building in the big city and run down all 12 flights of stairs just on the off-chance that today might be the day that God shows up in our home town and that, if he does, we’ll be ready to greet Him.
If you dare to try something that’s well-nigh impossible, I’ll never tell you it can’t be done, but I’ll sit right down beside you until we can figure out together where the secret pathway to the light is hidden. And I’ll hold your hand until we get there, even through that last dark, scary passageway that for some inscrutable reason always blocks our view of God’s face while we take those last few final fateful steps.
If you think that the Bible justifies homophobia or that you are not a good Christian unless you interpret every word literally, I’ll reach deep down into that old graveyard of improbable myths and scandalous promises that some fool numbered chapter and verse like a damn rule book and throw back in your face a hidden treasure of truthful love that will set you back on your butt and maybe down on your knees. Don’t let me catch you using God’s very words to prop up somebody’s small-minded, piddly-assed theology. Don’t mess with someone who could recite the names of all 66 books of the Bible backwards and forwards by the time she was 11 years old.
I will dip you down deep, deep, deep into the baptismal river but promise not to hold you under even one second longer than it takes for your eyes to learn to see past what is little and ugly and snatch a glimpse of the wild unpredictableness that is God’s fire.
I have seen God in his underwear and lived to tell about it. And I know how to sing Alleluia with a broken heart. —Margaret Morgan Maat